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CNET News: Can Microsoft Pull One More Rabbit Out of Its Hat?

Sep 25, 2005, 20:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Cooper)

"Did Steve Ballmer really blow a gasket when an underling told him he was joining Google? Microsoft says it's bunk, but I kind of hope it's true.

"The story was revealed in sworn testimony from Mark Lucovsky, a former senior engineer at Microsoft. After informing Ballmer that he was leaving for Google, Lucovsky claims, Microsoft's CEO went into a rage, tossing chairs and vowing to 'kill' Google..."

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[Editor's Note: This story had lengthy talkback that speculates on one possible Google strategy regarding Linux that I thought was also worth a read: "Google's Strategy." -BKP]

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